Clemson architecture alumni make donation to support travel study.

Date14 November 2022

Two Clemson University School of Architecture alumni have established an endowment in honor of Silvia Siboldi Carroll, the long-time administrative director of the Charles E. Daniel Center for Building Research and Urban Studies in Genoa, Italy.

The Silvia Carroll Endowment will support students studying abroad at "the Villa" in Genoa, which is part of the School of Architectures' international "fluid campus" system, and which celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2023.

"My business partner, Luke Jarrett, and I strongly believe in the power of travel," Todd Richardson, principal at Synchronicity Land + Architecture, said in a university news release. His gift seeded the endowment. "We believe in the experiences and enlightenment travel embodies by opening our eyes to new cultures, alternative ideas and different ways of living. We bring those experiences from the outside world inside our firm walls to create beautiful places and spaces for people to live."

Although Richardson and Jarrett both missed out on the chance to study in Genoa during their Clemson experience, they said they are committed to making it available to future generations of students.

"At the heart of this experience is Silvia Carroll, the steward of our Villa," Richardson said in the release. "Her orchestration has been paramount to the transformation that has happened and that continues to happen inside each student who has studied in Genoa."

Since its opening in 1973, the Villa has accommodated more than 1,500 Clemson students. That experience has been made possible with the support of Clemson friends and alumni via the Clemson Architectural Foundation...

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